Energy Department agrees to begin releasing Ukraine-related records
The Energy Department on Monday agreed to begin releasing a cache of Ukraine-related records, including former Energy Secretary Rick Perry's communications with high-level Ukrainian officials, according to a joint status report filed in a Washington, D.C., court.
The agreement came in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by American Oversight, an ethics watchdog group. The group in October sued the department in an attempt to gain access to documents relating to Perry's communications with key Trump administration and Ukrainian officials. It also sought records relating to the department's contacts with President Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani.